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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 3, 2009 7:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: where was pig

Between the time of his last gig and the time of his passing there is a near 8 month gap....is this true ?anyone got any details ?? Don't know how this is news to me but I guess it escaped me now if I can only find my shoes......oh yeah ! I got them on already!!

This post was modified by RBNW....new and improved! on 2009-10-03 14:26:50

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Oct 3, 2009 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

I believe Pigpen was home during that time. Steve Parrish in his book told a touching story of the crew moving Pig's heavy keyboard set up into Pigpen's digs. His long time girlfriend Veronica stayed with him until near the end. Pigpen had sent her away, probably didn't want her to see him die. In the end he died alone. He had been working on a demo tape that was found unfinished at the time of his death. The saddest story I ever heard was how Pigpen stopped off to see the guys and have his picture made with the band and how he was turned away. Very sad story.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 3, 2009 1:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

Part of that story I recall, But I sort of remember it as a "tough love" kind of episode, either way thats cold.

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Poster: B.C. Cox Date: Oct 3, 2009 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

....you know, The Grateful Dead was Pig Pen's band, period.

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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 4, 2009 4:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

agreed - the boys had 2 leaders, Pig - then Jer.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 3, 2009 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHK9vj0VE7w

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Oct 4, 2009 2:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

Here's a couple for you hippie64, one of Pigpen's lesser played songs with a nice slide show of Pig, plus a great clip of one of the band's transcendental moments in 1970 playing "Easy Wind"!! Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkgiVqXmpsw

http://www.youtube.com/user/gratefulvideo#play/uploads/23/2ozp2P_ENBo



This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-10-04 09:03:59

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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 3, 2009 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

in bed dying

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Poster: veblen Date: Oct 3, 2009 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

last show: 72-06-17
passed: 73-03-08

dead at 27...:-(

at least he was able to make the europe 72 tour...:-)

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Oct 3, 2009 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

I can't provide much, I read I think that he was in and out of the hosp. alot, Tried to get it together to rejoin again but time finally caught up, I don't know if I want to know the full details. Cirrosis and liver failure from what I understand is a painful wasting death. God Bless you PigPen Rest In Peace.

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Poster: vapors Date: Oct 3, 2009 10:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

Amen brother.

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Poster: banditos33 Date: Oct 3, 2009 5:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

Its sad to think of what might have been if pig had been able to stick around. To me he was the face of the Dead at that time not Jer.

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Oct 3, 2009 11:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

Has anyone else ever wondered what the Grateful Dead would sound like if Pig never died? I have a feeling that there would be more blues songs....and not Little Red Rooster.

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Poster: snori Date: Oct 4, 2009 7:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

I think there would have been more blues songs, and consequently fewer C & W numbers. I could live with that.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Oct 5, 2009 7:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

i would like to go back in time to 1972, and sever donna's vocal chords.

This post was modified by mcgannahan on 2009-10-06 02:47:38

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 5, 2009 8:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: where was pig

I can think of more a productive way to instantly shut her up...